Fearne Cotton says she ‘had’ to leave Radio 1 to save her mental health

Popular TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton has revealed she was pressured to give up her BBC Radio 1 present as a result of it was ‘actually ruining my thoughts’

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Fearne Cotton has revealed she was pressured to leave BBC Radio 1 to save her mental health.

The common presenter give up the present in 2015 as a result of it was “literally ruining my mind”.

Fearne, 39, turned the primary common feminine presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show in 2007, which she co-hosted with Reggie Yates.

And then two years later she went on to current her personal BBC Radio 1 present earlier than the stress turn into an excessive amount of to bear.

But she has admitted that she had no alternative however to “walk away” as a result of the stress turned an excessive amount of to bear.

“A lot of people still believe in this myth that people on TV or social media are these perfect people with perfect lives, and, of course, it’s all a load of b*******,” careworn Fearne in an interview with Red journal.

“[But] I had to stroll away as a result of it was actually ruining my thoughts. It doesn’t matter what my job is. It doesn’t matter what number of followers I’ve. Let’s simply join on probably the most human degree, as a result of all fame does is create distance between you and actual life.

Fearne has revealed she had to give up her BBC Radio 1 present to save her mental health

Fearne is a Radio Personality of the Year winner



“I don’t want to be disconnected from real life. I want to be in the thick of it.”

After six years of presenting her personal present, Fearne moved to BBC Radio 2 the next year and can be well-known for her common TV appearances, particularly as a crew captain on hit comedy present Celebrity Juice and different exhibits together with Top of the Pops and The Xtra Factor.

Fearne on her final day at BBC Radio 1



And a couple of years in the past the TV star started presenting her personal podcast, suitably titled, Happy Place, in addition to having launched self-help and recipe books.

But final year she revealed that the stresses and stress of high-profile presenting had affected her mental health.

She revealed on the time that she didn’t “feel connected” with the leisure business.

“I didn’t feel like I fitted in,” she admitted.

Fearne hosted her personal BBC Radio 1 present for six years earlier than transferring to BBC Radio 2

“I always felt like someone was about to slag me off. It gets really tiring and hurtful and I had to walk away.”

And in her Happy Place podcast the TV character is completely happy to communicate candidly with her company about life, love, loss, and every thing in-between and she tries to uncover what happiness means.

“All I want to do is help create something that breeds connection and offers people solace if they’re feeling alone,” she mentioned of her podcast.

Fearne presenting on stage throughout BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend



“I did years of work that was enjoyable, but didn’t necessarily always have a point to it, and I think you get to an age or maybe you go through certain experiences in life where you think, “There has to be more meaning to all of this.

“You can climb the ladder to get to the best radio show or the TV show with the biggest audience, but then what? What’s the goal?”


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